This is a map on the MapCorps web site t hat shows neighborhoods of Chicago where they are collecting data. Browse the site to see other maps and learn how they are engaging and employing students in this process.
Visit this YouthCounts site to see how MapCorps partners to help collect data about homeless youth in Chicago.
Last week at Chicago Hack Night we were introduced to a new GIS portal, called Cook Central, which was launched on December 1, 2017. View the video below to see some features, then browse the site and get to know it better.
This map is from a web site that tells the story of racial segregation in St. Louis as a result of deliberate policies enacted from the 1900 through the 1970s. Click on the interactive maps to understand the impact of different policies and to see changes by decade.
In this blog I've included maps of Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago and other cities to show that racism led to concentrated poverty and inequality that is present in every city. Maps can be used to not only show where the problem is, and why it occurred, but also to support leadership efforts that help put programs in place that help overcome these challenges.